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In addition to this forum, DG provides you with many ways to learn more about herbs, find sources, and share what you know with others. This thread is intended to help you explore those features and provide a permanent reference tool with helpful links and shortcuts.
Getting the most from PlantFiles
PlantFiles has hundreds of herb entries and tons of information - here are some tips to track down what you're looking for:
1) The Advanced Search lets you find the herbs that meet your specifications (heigt, bloom color, hardiness, aromatic foliage, sun/shade requirements, etc.) Just select "herbs" from the first section, then specify your other criteria http://davesgarden.com/pf/advanced.php?sname=Plants (Note: You can - and should - skip past any detail sections that you don't care about.)
Within any entry (one you added, or existing entries), you can add your own comment, photo and/or ZIP code report if it grows well in your garden! The screen shot below shows you where to look for the ZIP code field; the links to add an image or comment are directly beneath that field.
Hint: Clicking on the company name in the second column will let you browse that company's entire PlantScout product list.
2) You may find advertised specials in our Classified Ads forum - be sure to check there for special deals and offers, many of which are just for DG members: http://davesgarden.com/forums/f/bulletins/
(Vendors or members with excess herb seed or plant divisions: be sure to check out this cost-effective tool for selling your extras!)
When you've selected a book from the Bookworm's list, you can clicking on the picture of the cover to access Amazon.com where you can purchase it or read more reviews and information.
Hint: If you've read a book listed in the Bookworm, we invite you to review it for the benefit of your fellow gardeners. If it's not listed, please add it. Good books are a good investment, but bad books are a waste of money we could have spent on more plants!